Day in Pics: 21st December

Dec 21, 2013, 10:04 AM IST
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A Muslim man shout slogans during a protest against Christmas and New Year celebrations in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia.

A Muslim man shout slogans during a protest against Christmas and New Year celebrations in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia.

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Twins Lara and Clara Santos pose for a photo before attending a debutante ball organized by the Pacifying Police Unit program, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Twins Lara and Clara Santos pose for a photo before attending a debutante ball organized by the Pacifying Police Unit program, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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President Barack Obama speaks during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington.

President Barack Obama speaks during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington.

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Children wearing raincoats watch the country’s first telecommunications satellite launch in China during a live broadcast in La Paz, Bolivia.

Children wearing raincoats watch the country’s first telecommunications satellite launch in China during a live broadcast in La Paz, Bolivia.

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This photo released by China`s Xinhua News Agency, a Bolivian communications satellite is launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center(XSLC) in Xichang, southwest China`s Sichuan Province.

This photo released by China`s Xinhua News Agency, a Bolivian communications satellite is launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center(XSLC) in Xichang, southwest China`s Sichuan Province.

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Members and supporters from a coalition of organizations supporting domestic workers, rally outside the Indian consulate, in New York. About two dozen protesters gathered outside the Consulate General of India in New York in support of the housekeeper, carrying signs saying `Justice for domestic workers: hold diplomats accountable` and `Overworked, underpaid.`

Members and supporters from a coalition of organizations supporting domestic workers, rally outside the Indian consulate, in New York. About two dozen protesters gathered outside the Consulate General of India in New York in support of the housekeeper, carrying signs saying `Justice for domestic workers: hold diplomats accountable` and `Overworked, underpaid.`

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Typhoon survivors walks on a bridge in Tacloban, Philippines.

Typhoon survivors walks on a bridge in Tacloban, Philippines.

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Students sing vocalist Mary Lambert`s lyrics to the song `Same Love` by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis outside of the Chancery building for the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Students sing vocalist Mary Lambert`s lyrics to the song `Same Love` by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis outside of the Chancery building for the Archdiocese of Seattle.

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Sachin Tendulkar with wife Anjali during the announcement of CCL4 in Mumbai.

Sachin Tendulkar with wife Anjali during the announcement of CCL4 in Mumbai.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia, right, walk from Marine One to board Air Force One.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia, right, walk from Marine One to board Air Force One.

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Beyonce performs onstage on her Mrs. Carter World Tour, at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass

Beyonce performs onstage on her Mrs. Carter World Tour, at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, center, waves upon arrival at Tacloban airport in Tacloban, Philippines.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, center, waves upon arrival at Tacloban airport in Tacloban, Philippines.

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Cheteshwar Pujara raises his bat after reaching 150 runs during the second innings on the fourth day of their cricket test match against South Africa, at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Cheteshwar Pujara raises his bat after reaching 150 runs during the second innings on the fourth day of their cricket test match against South Africa, at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Indian Ambassador P. K. Bajaj lays flowers on the coffins of the two Indian peacekeepers who were killed on Thursday, at a memorial service held in the UNMISS compound in Juba, South Sudan.

Indian Ambassador P. K. Bajaj lays flowers on the coffins of the two Indian peacekeepers who were killed on Thursday, at a memorial service held in the UNMISS compound in Juba, South Sudan.

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School children celebrating Christmas festival at a school in Bikaner.

School children celebrating Christmas festival at a school in Bikaner.

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Diplomat Devyani Khobragade`s father Uttam Khobragade with Republican Party of India chief Ramdas Athavale during a press conference in Mumbai.

Diplomat Devyani Khobragade`s father Uttam Khobragade with Republican Party of India chief Ramdas Athavale during a press conference in Mumbai.

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Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during a health fair `Arogya Mela` at Parade Ground in Jammu.

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during a health fair `Arogya Mela` at Parade Ground in Jammu.

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Mahila Congress activists holding a protest rally over various issues in Kolkata.

Mahila Congress activists holding a protest rally over various issues in Kolkata.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with FICCI President Naina Lal Kidwai (2nd R) and President-elect Sidharth Birla (L) at 86th Annual General Meeting of FICCI in New Delhi.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with FICCI President Naina Lal Kidwai (2nd R) and President-elect Sidharth Birla (L) at 86th Annual General Meeting of FICCI in New Delhi.

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Members of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) taking out a candle light procession against the state government’s alleged failure to maintain the law and order situation in Guwahati.

Members of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) taking out a candle light procession against the state government’s alleged failure to maintain the law and order situation in Guwahati.

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Family members of sacked workers of Maruti Suzuki holding a protest march for their demands outside mini-secretariat in Gurgaon.

Family members of sacked workers of Maruti Suzuki holding a protest march for their demands outside mini-secretariat in Gurgaon.

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Congress MP Mohammed Azharuddin interacts with young hockey players during inauguration of flood lights at a stadium in Moradabad.

Congress MP Mohammed Azharuddin interacts with young hockey players during inauguration of flood lights at a stadium in Moradabad.

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UP minister Mohd Azam Khan honours artists at the inauguration of 62nd Senior National Volleyball Championship tournament in Moradabad.

UP minister Mohd Azam Khan honours artists at the inauguration of 62nd Senior National Volleyball Championship tournament in Moradabad.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh releasing the stamp on the occasion of the golden jubilee of IIFT, in New Delhi on Saturday. Also seen in the picture are Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Anand Sharma and Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Kapil Sibal.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh releasing the stamp on the occasion of the golden jubilee of IIFT, in New Delhi on Saturday. Also seen in the picture are Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Anand Sharma and Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Kapil Sibal.

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